TCD Postgrad Week 2018.
Follow along on our social media with #TCDPGWEEK and #WeAreGSU. The main events that will are occurring over the week are:
Postgrad Week Launch — Help us welcome the Vice Provost who will be launching our Postgrad Week celebration, and the GSU’s postgraduate student mental health survey at 1 pm in the 1937 Postgraduate Reading Room. Grab some coffee, tea, and treats to kick off the day. The launch will be quickly followed by a Meditation Session in the GSU Common room, in collaboration with DU Meditation. A Reasonable accommodation and informational session will be held by the Disability Service in the GSU Common Room at 3pm, whilst at 6pm the GSU take over the Pav where food and games will be provided.
Start your day off with a Coffee Morning in the GSU Common room at 10am. Tuesday is then followed by a focus on academic development and support. At 12pm, the Library in collaboration with Student Learning Development bring you a workshop on ‘Approaches to Literature Reviews’. This is followed in the afternoon by a ‘Complete Guide to your Thesis’ workshop which will cover topics such as the Thesis Writing Process, the new exciting E-Thesis Submission system for PhD Students, former students reflecting on their experiences, as well as a presentation from The Thesis Centre on all your Thesis needs.
An Cumann Gaelach and TCDSU, together with LitSoc and TradSoc, present an hour of Cúirt Éigse: A Poetic Gathering. Taking place from 6pm - 7 pm in the Atrium with group workshops on literary translation from English to Irish as well as an introduction to Irish Traditional Music.
At 6pm we also have an international food session where you can enjoy cuisines from around the world in the GSU common room, with this event being followed by an international movie night from 8pm
On Wednesday morning, we are hosting a coffee morning in St James, beginning at 9.30am in the Senior Common Room, Old Stone Building. At 10am the PhD 101 survival guide will be facilitated in the GSU Common room where you will hear from fellow PhDs about the approaches to balancing research with other areas of life. At 12.30pm, in collaboration with TCD Global Room an informational session will take place on visas and the Third Level Graduate Scheme – it’s never too early to start thinking about your options as an international student after you graduate and this session is designed to answer any queries you may have.
At 1pm, the Student Counselling Service is facilitating a workshop on surrounding Overcoming Social Anxiety which is followed at 2pm by a presentation on positive psychology by our GSU Vice President. A session on Self-care and Stress management will take place in the GSU Common room at 4pm rounding off our well-being Wednesday in Trinity. At 7pm, a Netflix themed quiz will be held in Oscars in aid of the postgraduate hardship fund with some great prizes for the winning team.
At 10am, we host another coffee morning to start the day off the right way in the 1937 reading room and we will be joined by the careers advisory service who will hold an informational clinic in the 1937 Conversation room, should you have any career related queries. At 12pm, we have a dedicated session for international students tailored to research needs titled ‘Research Approaches for International Students’ in collaboration with the Library and Student Learning Development. Topics such as approaching your assignment, developing your argument from description to analysis, avoiding Plagiarism – paraphrasing and citation, as well as the supports available for students will be covered. At 1pm in the GSU Common Room, there will be a Sabbatical Officer informational session which will be of utility to those intending to run for Sabbatical positions in March. This session will be followed by the opening of the nomination period for candidates.
At 3pm in Trinity Long Room Hub, celebrating the launch of ‘Beyond 2022 Ireland's Virtual Record Treasury' project, a panel discussion of leading practitioners will discuss the digital challenge presented by The Archive of the Future, and the opportunities offered by outreach and international collaboration. Advance sign-up is required (Register Here!). At 5pm, we host a talk in the GSU Common Room regarding Student-Supervisor relationship matters which is followed by a ‘Bring your own Book’ event.
BYOB - Bring your own *book *boardgame *beverage
Instead of putting your feet up at 6pm on Thursday come along to the Postgraduate Common Room, House Seven in front square for an evening of bookish fun! We're putting a contemporary spin on loving all things books... If you haven't yet seen the GSU AHSS BYOB in action, then you're in for a treat. SLOW - paced, honest and lots of fun – we can't wait to talk books while enjoying a beverage. We're also encouraging those attending to take part in our SECRET BYOB! Bring along a much-loved book, wrap it in newspaper and label or tag it with a description of no more than 3 lines. If you bring a book, you get to take home a book that someone else brought!
Bringing Postgrad Week 2018 to a close is the Postgrad Winter Party where we will be celebrating 45 years of the Graduate Students’ Union in Dublin’s The Button Factory whilst also closing out our winter season in style. Doors are at 11 pm and available throughout the week and online. You Can Get your tickets here NOW!!
Throughout the week social media posts and information regarding Postgrad Week can be followed using the #TCDPGWeek and #WeAreGSU